Cath is a researcher at the Centre for Public Health. She has a background in nursing, working primarily on surgical and Accident and Emergency wards, and has 15 years’ research experience prior to joining the centre. She has worked on several Randomised Controlled Trials, including a national trial of chest pain units within Accident and Emergency Departments, and a trial looking at psychological adjustment to breast cancer. Her most recent projects have included looking at gambling across the Liverpool City Region, as well as needs assessments of both adult offenders and young offenders across the Liverpool City Region, both of which included in-depth interviews both with staff and with offenders in prison and community settings, as well as collection of a wide range of quantitative data. Cath now works on a wide variety of projects for Merseyside and Cheshire Directors of Public Health.
1992, Brunel University London, United Kingdom, BSc (Hons) Sociology
1992, North West London College of Nursing, Project 2000 Diploma in Nusing (lapsed)
Senior Researcher in Public Health, Department of Public Health, Liverpool Public Health Observatory, University of Liverpool, 2010 - 2015
Researcher, University of Liverpool, 2001 - 2010
Jones L, McCoy E, Lewis C, Ubido J, Kinsella K, Smith C, Timpson H. 2018. Evaluating the impact of the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme in Fire & Rescue Safe and Well visits Evaluating the impact of the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme in Fire & Rescue Safe and Well visits
McCoy E, Harris J, Ross-Houle K, Ubido J, Madden H, Lewis C, Bradbury A, Mackay S. 2017. A Health Needs Assessment for children and young people in Liverpool (0-19 years) A Health Needs Assessment for children and young people in Liverpool (0-19 years)
Lewis CE, Ubido J, Scott-Samuel A. 2008. Rapid Health and Equality Impact Assessment (HEqIA)of Mersey Care NHS Trust’s Outline Business Case for Mental Health and Learning Disability Services Publisher Url Public Url
Lewis CE, Scott-Samuel A. 2008. Rapid Health Impact Assessment for Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust - ‘A New Health Service for Liverpool, World Class Hospitals, World Class Services’ Publisher Url Public Url
Goodacre S, Cross E, Lewis C, Nicholl J, Capewell S. 2007. Effectiveness and safety of chest pain assessment to prevent emergency admissions: ESCAPE cluster randomised trial BMJ, 335 Publisher Url Public Url
Health Action Zone Fellowship, Liverpool Health Action Zone. 2001
The Liverpool Public Health Observatory report 'problem gambling and fixed odds betting terminal use' was quoted in an article in the Guardian on 2nd January 2015 - 'Betting machines: How one man lost everything, £1,000 at a time'
Membership of professional bodies:
Nursing and Midwifery Council - General Nurse - Registration lapsed, Nursing and Midwifery Council - General Nurse - Registration lapsed.